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Rough Country

(2009)
(The third book in the Virgil Flowers series)
A novel by

 
 
It's a joy to announce that John Sandford is still doing everything right,' wrote the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the second adventure of Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigator Virgil Flowers. 'Virgil acts like the best series protagonists - becoming someone we just enjoy spending time with.'

Virgil's always been known for having a somewhat active, er, social life, but he's probably not going to be getting too many opportunities for that during his new case. While competing in a fishing tournament in a remote area of northern Minnesota, he gets a call from Lucas Davenport to investigate a murder at a nearby resort, where a woman has been shot while kayaking. The resort is for women only, a place to relax, get fit, recover from plastic surgery, commune with nature, and while it didn't start out to be a place mostly for those with Sapphic inclinations, that's pretty much what it is today.

Which makes things all the more complicated for Virgil, because as he begins investigating, he finds a web of connections between the people at the resort, the victim, and some local women, notably a talented country singer. The more he digs, the more he discovers the arrows of suspicion that point in many directions, encompassing a multitude of motivations: jealousy, blackmail, greed, anger, fear. Then he finds that this is not the first murder, that there was a second, seemingly unrelated one, the year before. And that there's about to be a third, definitely related one, any time now. And as for the fourth . . . well, Virgil better hope he can catch the killer before that happens. Because it could be his own.

Rich with the brilliant plotting and compulsively readable prose that are his hallmarks, Rough Country is another immensely satisfying tale by one of our very best suspense writers.

Genre: Thriller
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Hardback Editions

November 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rough Country (Platinum Mystery)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-60285-586-2 / 978-1-60285-586-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point Pub
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September 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rough Country (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 0-399-15598-8 / 978-0-399-15598-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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January 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rough Country (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-61523-423-3 / 978-1-61523-423-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rough Country (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 0-425-23734-6 / 978-0-425-23734-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rough Country (Virgil Flowers Novels)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-84739-768-9 / 978-1-84739-768-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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August 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: EXP Rough Country (Virgil Flowers)
Author(s): sandford-john
ISBN: 0-425-23762-1 / 978-0-425-23762-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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September 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rough Country (Virgil Flowers 3)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-84737-619-3 / 978-1-84737-619-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Audio Editions

February 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Rough Country (A Virgil Flowers Novel)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-61176-056-9 / 978-1-61176-056-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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June 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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June 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2010 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Rough Country
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-4074-5523-0 / 978-1-4074-5523-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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September 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Rough Country
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 0-14-314484-7 / 978-0-14-314484-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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September 2009 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Rough Country (Virgil Flowers)
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 0-14-314485-5 / 978-0-14-314485-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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September 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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September 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rough Country: A Virgil Flowers Novel
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Rough Country
Author(s): John Sandford
ISBN: 1-4407-4195-6 / 978-1-4407-4195-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

April 2019 : Australia Kindle edition

Title: Rough Country (Virgil Flowers Novels)
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2019 : UK Kindle edition

Title: Rough Country (Virgil Flowers Novels)
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rough Country (A Virgil Flowers Novel, Book 3)
Author(s): John Sandford
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA